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update on maria and her family
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Update to yesterday's post regarding the Roma child, Maria, being taken from her parents for being too white for dark people, I guess:

DNA from Roma girl 'Maria' matches that of Bulgarian couple - it's been confirmed that Sashka Ruseva and Atanas Rusev, a Roma couple living in Bulgaria, are Maria's birth parents.

I just want to throw this out, because it's weird when I was clicking around desperately for news that someone sent Maria back to her family--I live for impossible optimism:



This is a picture of World tab on CNN in the US edition and also appears in the international edition. Note the title used for the link.


This is the actual article it linked to. Note the title of the article and perhaps, what it's about. I'll give you a minute, it's my first link here.

It's almost not a lie. At the very end of the article, they mention an entirely separate case against a Greek couple who are on trial for buying a Roma baby, unrelated in any way to this one except Roma and Greek and baby and trafficking...wait, Maria's case has no trafficking or proof of child selling. Weird.

I could be overthinking this. CNN wouldn't deliberately completely mislabel because reasons, would they?

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I think that's trying to simplfy a situation that at the time wasn't. Maybe if the couple hadn't repeatedly lied about where the little girl was from it wouldn't have been so bad.

Uh, it was that simple when it started. She was blonde and fair and green-eyed and her parents weren't. Unless the entire camp was brought in and all the children questioned about their parents--did I miss that article?

All I'm saying is it's easy to sit on the outside and criticize without knowing all the facts. Something that no police department ever releases all of for prosecution reasons. On top of that you can't trust everything that the news reports to be the honest truth because as you just pointed out they made it sound one way when it had nothing to do with the article they were writing about.

I'm not saying it doesn't happen I'm just that we don't always know everything about what made them take a second look in the first place. News can say one thing fact and truth can be something totally different.

Ireland: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/24/blonde-girl-roma-parents-returned-dna

Two kids, two blondes, both removed from their families for being blonde in a Roma family, right after the story about Maria broke.

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